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Positive Parenting: Being a Good Role Model

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  1. ProducerBen Pinto

    Ben Pinto

    Promote goodwill and your good will promote you.
    Promote goodwill and your good will promote you.Promote goodwill and your good will promote you.Ben PintoPerhaps this is a little slang sounding as the word good should be changed to goodliness, but the spellcheckers will change that word to Godliness, making it difficult to quote...
  2. Lisa Gallagher

    Lisa Gallagher

    @Karthik Rajan always writes such great articles with lessons learned through personal stories.
    Lisa Gallagher
    What My Dad Taught Me Without Even Trying. Something Beyond Twitter CEO’s Famous Advice To Entrepreneurs.
    www.linkedin.com Have you wondered what makes you who you are? I have. Here is my story. I had wanted to write this for long, never knew how it would fall out. That is the risk of writing about something close to...


    Deb Helfrich
    24/08/2016 #4 Deb Helfrich
    #3 @Karthik Rajan has so many insights about the intersection of human relationships and analytics that his trademark connect the dots style is worth seeking out..... and maybe we'll get him cross posting here on beBee!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Deb Helfrich: "My dad was comfortable being lost in the crowd and was equally at ease in charting his own narrative. He soothed my world with his work ethic. He made me believe miracles are possible with dint of a warm smile." I miss my Dad now. And love how your children are brought in at the end of the story, to let Grandpa live on. So so touching!
    Deb Helfrich
    20/08/2016 #2 Deb Helfrich
    MUST READ beBee! This is so thoroughly touching that it brought tears for many readers. If you haven't met my dear friend, @Karthik Rajan, this is a fabulous introduction to his trademark A-ha moments that explain human relationships with stories that transcend cultures.
    Lisa Gallagher
    20/08/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    What a beautiful tribute to your dad @Karthik Rajan. I'm guessing after reading this and other articles you've written, you share many of your dad's attributes. Your daughter is lucky, she will grow up having high standards because she has such a great role model, her father! I can't imagine how much you do miss your dad, memories stir up so many emotions. Thank you for sharing!
  3. ProducerMatt Sweetwood

    Matt Sweetwood

    How Male Bonding Builds Better Business
    How Male Bonding Builds Better BusinessPublished on The Good Men Project 8/20/16One meeting I had last week had a surprisingly different flow.My company is called beBee.com. It is an 18-month old professional social network (think LinkedIn on steroids), and is looking for more investors...


    Robby Love
    26/08/2016 #28 Robby Love
    What a excellent suggestion
    Vincent Andrew
    24/08/2016 #26 Vincent Andrew
    "From now on, when I hold business meetings (even if there are only men in the room), I am going to insist we begin by sharing something personal or interesting about ourselves. It really does build better business – and I will admit it, it feels good." Interesting idea. Worth a try to see what the effects may be. Thanks for sharing this @Matt Sweetwood.
    Anees Zaidi
    24/08/2016 #25 Anees Zaidi
    Great insight @Matt Sweetwood.
    Michael Dowling
    24/08/2016 #24 Michael Dowling
    @Matt Sweetwood - nice peek into the world of investment business...and the human interaction. You need to know your client, and the client needs to know you. Thanks for the share!
    Jim Murray
    23/08/2016 #23 Jim Murray
    Interesting insight. @Matt Sweetwood. In my advertising agency career I was in a lot of meeting like the one you described (a while ago now) and things never went like that. You tended to find out of about what people were like by their interests, sports, boating, shooting, golf etc. People seldom got personal and in hindsight, I think a lot of those meeting might have gone better, or at least more comfortably, if they had been like the one you just described. It's funny though because whenever I met with a creative director in a job interview situation, the conversation was almost 100% personal. Guess creative people are just nosier.
    Mamen Delgado
    23/08/2016 #21 Mamen Delgado
    Love that gentleman from the investment firm!! He is a beBee Bee, and probably by now he already knows it... ;) Great experience @Matt Sweetwood, thanks so much for sharing it, so you are not the only one who has learned how to hold your next business meeting. Wish you the best!!! And kudos to you about your family story. All my love!
    Alan Geller
    23/08/2016 #20 Alan Geller
    "We actually spoke about meaningful things in our lives. As a result, the meeting had a completely different feel than most and I do believe we actually had a better understanding of the business we could do together – all because we created a bond than men don’t usually do in business meetings." In situations like this I like what Oren Klaff has to say in his STRONG methodology: Set the frame. Tell the story. Reveal the intrigue. Offer the prize. Nail the hook point and Get the deal!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/08/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #13 After reading through the comments, yours is exactly where I started, too, @Mark Tillman Davis. You bring up excellent points that apply to a huge population of men, deserving of validation of course! I'm not a man, but I've been the only woman in a Conference Room full of male doctors thousands of times....and some of my best friends have always been men. Back in the day, I totally 'get' that a "man was a man" concept. But...today, the child isn't there just to be seen and not heard...parenting is not "Just do what I said." "BeCauSe I SaiD sO!" kinda thing. I'm raising my third generation of kids (no grandkids, humph!) so I've had my finger on the pulse. I think men should be men, and be the head of the family ~ testosterone wins out! Without going too extreme on what is presented, I'm thinking it may be better to look at this interaction more as 'mentoring' or 'parenting.' Because @Matt Sweetwood is a single Dad. I baked my Dad Mother's Day cakes, to honor him as both a mother and father. So perhaps @Matt Sweetwood, you are using that skill set here, not the 'crying mascara' 'drama' or talk of 'minutia' or gossip or blabber. Useful stuff. I'm thinking that is the angle. Matt? Being a single Dad has to matter.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/08/2016 #18 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    I was a bit hindered at a discussion of male bonding instinctually (after working with primarily surgeons for eons and ions)...but here is my take, which took a full-on turn: you nurture your children (honors for being a single parent~so was my Dad); the first man nurtured you; then everyone nurtured one another & that's what women do, by nature. So I'm thinking that women:emotion is really women:nurture. And are we parenting/mentoring/teaching leaders to be leaders during these business meetings? I'd say, "Yes." So I'm Sharing to 'Parenting Hives." And look what you've done! Taught men about meetings and also about parenting and having families! You did it. You do it. Congrats!
    Alexa Steele
    23/08/2016 #17 Alexa Steele
    So you all developed an affinity for one another? By taking an interest in your potential business partners as human beings first? This investment firm sounds like a really good match for beBee!
    David Grinberg
    23/08/2016 #16 David Grinberg
    Exemplary advice as usual, @Matt Sweetwood. Why am I not surprised. Good luck with everything in the Big Apple. I'll let you know when I visit NY.
    Lisa Gallagher
    22/08/2016 #15 Lisa Gallagher
    Excellent article @Matt Sweetwood. Thanks for tagging me. You wrote, "Everyone took turns sharing about themselves. The whole dynamic in the room changed. It was one of those moments you will remember long after the business part is forgotten." Helps to break the ice and really get to know others on another level.
    mohammed khalaf
    22/08/2016 #14 mohammed khalaf
    All savvy employers should know by now that providing equal opportunities to people simply makes good business sense in the 21st century economy. However, it appears that some CEOs and executive leaders haven't gotten the message.
    Mark Tillman Davis
    22/08/2016 #13 Mark Tillman Davis
    I have spent my entire adult life associated with men of "traditional" masculinity. These men would view the author's concept of "enlightened masculinity" as what we refer to as the feminization of men. We "Neanderthals" don't spend much time talking to each other about our feelings or sharing. We talk smack. We cuss. We use the "f" word like a comma. We don't give a thought to each others race or ethinicity or cultural background. It doesn't matter. What we have shared are difficult times in harsh environments. Life and death stuff. I would trust these men with my life, my wallet and my family.
    My father and grandfathers weren't big "sharers" either. They taught me my role as a man. Do the right thing in the right way for the reasons because that's what men do...and when you don't, be prepared for consequences. I idolize them and the men of their generations. Bonding between men happens as result of genuine experiences; not from an announcement that "at this point in the meeting, we're gonna' share."
    Javier beBee
    22/08/2016 #12 Javier beBee
    🐝🐝🐝🐝 bzzzzzzzz
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    22/08/2016 #11 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #10 LOL Any time, my friend, any time.
    Javier beBee
    22/08/2016 #10 Javier beBee
    #8 LOL my first flight to Canada is going to be to meet Pablo. After some drink let's talk about hives hahaha
    Zachary Ostin
    22/08/2016 #9 Zachary Ostin
    Love this post @Matt Sweetwood. We need each other more than we think.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    22/08/2016 #8 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #7 Yes, it sounds like those brokers did their homework
    Javier beBee
    22/08/2016 #7 Javier beBee
    Sharing something personal or interesting or any passion really does build better business. That is beBee.
  4. Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    I always tried to be the best mother ever

    Sure I failed many times in all kinds of weather

    But truth be told

    I'll be quite bold

    There's nothing better than smelling the toes of my baby.

    ~For my Daughter
    Happy Birthday 2016

    ~"I love you all the Way to Heaven"
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    13/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    "There's nothing more important in life to me than being a mother."

    ~ Dr Margaret Aranda